Ben Owen III: Many of the forms that granddad made were influenced by other cultures: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian as well as early English. Among many cultures, my grandfather found a common element of simplicity in form, design and color. My grandfather often said: "It is easy to make things complicated but hard to keep things simple." ... It is a goal to honor my past while creating a vision for the future. All the while, remembering my grandfather's advice, "Keep it simple, son."